York Says Farewell to Mr. Rose: Bus Driver, Business Owner, ‘Santa Claus’

YORK – A longtime friend and public servant has passed away.

The following is an obituary posted by Rector Hicks Funeral Home:

Frank T. Rose, Sr., 79, of Piffard, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at his residence. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Carolyn Rose.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Morrison Rose, son, Frank (Andrea) Rose Jr, grandchildren, Morgan and Frank Rose III, sister Mary Grace Silfies, brother in law, Daniel (Chris) Morrison, several nieces and nephews and his special friend, Tyson.

Frank was born Sept. 26, 1937 in Rochester, NY the son of Thomas A. and Carolyn Vangalio Rose. He was a Bus Driver for 32 years for York Central School. Frank was on the York Planning Board since its inception. He owned and operated The Barn Restaurant in Piffard for many years. Frank was well known throughout the area as Santa Claus.

Calling hours will be on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo where Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Geneseo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the York Fire Department, PO Box 92, Retsof, NY 14539.

(Photo/Rector Hicks Funeral Home)